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    neil reacted to jamesgutteridge in Forum Security   
    Ever messaged someone your bank details while selling something on here? That data. Ever sent someone your address when buying? That data. Ever used your name when arranging to meet someone at Bisley in a PM? That data. 
    It's easier than you think to steal valuable data via online profiles. 
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    neil got a reaction from Hemmers in Forum Security   
    Hi all,
    We've enabled what is called Two Factor Authentication (2FA).
    Some of you will have seen this in your online banking and other similar systems where by a username and password are 'complimented' with a One Time Password (OTP). Some systems will call you, some will send you an SMS to your mobile and you then enter a code into the website to complete the login.
    We've opted for Google Authenticator (you can use alternative similar Authenticator tools also) which is free for you to install on your mobile/tablet and there apps for your PC too. 
    Why are we doing this?
    Sadly in the world we live in today, more and more crime is done online and these unscrupulous individuals are always looking for data on their victims which they can use against them. We want to ensure you continue to enjoy a safe environment on our forum, and make sure your account is as difficult as possible for someone to compromise.
    How do I enable 2FA on my stirton.com account?
    Go to your Settings and re-authenticate with your password Download Google Authenticator from the Android or Apple store on to your mobile device (preferred route, alternatively you can Google how to get it on to your PC/Mac/Linux device) When in Google Authenticator, the easiest way is to click on the + symbol and let your mobile device's camera take a picture of the square QR code on screen. This will automatically set up forum.stirton.com within the app, and will give you a 6 digit code. Enter the 6-digit code you see within Authenticator into the dialog box on the forum and "Verify Code" You should now have protected your account. Are we making this mandatory?
    At present, no. This is an optional security measure for those of you who wish to benefit from it. That's not to say that we won't make it compulsory in the future, depending on if we see any attempts on security from said aforementioned unscrupulous parties.
     
    Many thanks
    Neil



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    neil got a reaction from Hemmers in Login Insecure   
    Hi @iRommel
    Apologies, I missed this post last year 😳
    We've enabled https now which should address this.
    Thanks
    Neil
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    neil got a reaction from JackGRifle in Forum Security   
    Peter, the forum has been running for 16yrs, and when it was first started there were a number of people trying to join and advertise rubbish which was nothing to do with shooting. So yes, I put in the sign-up phase to try keep it to genuine shooting enthusiasts.
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    neil got a reaction from JackGRifle in Forum Security   
    Peter, the forum has been running for 16yrs, and when it was first started there were a number of people trying to join and advertise rubbish which was nothing to do with shooting. So yes, I put in the sign-up phase to try keep it to genuine shooting enthusiasts.
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    neil reacted to tmiklas in Forum Security   
    Thumbs up Neil for the effort to improve account security for us.
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    neil reacted to iRommel in Login Insecure   
    Yup, noticed it was working again earlier this week funnily enough!
    Thanks 
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    neil reacted to John Marchant in Upgrading The Forum   
    Wow what a difference. A really clear appearance, many thanks.
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    neil reacted to Rose in Upgrading The Forum   
    Looks great !
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    neil reacted to Bill in Upgrading The Forum   
    Hi Neil, that's fine now, so thanks for responding so fast.
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    neil reacted to Bill in Upgrading The Forum   
    I used to look at the forum every day but recently (last year or so) it's only been occasionally when I remember about it (hence coming late to this thread). This is because, as Neil alluded tod, it seems to have become more of a buying and selling platform rather than a discussion forum and there don't seem to have been very many meaty topics for people to vent.. er, talk about recently. Even the dropping of the Engilsh Match from the Olympics doesn't seem to have got much attention. Two or three years ago there might have been a couple of pages-worth of posts on that. Maybe all the interesting things have already been talked out.
     
    BUT, having said that, there is definitely a place for this forum as it is. By all means integrate it further into the twitface world (won't make any difference to me), but as long as the opportunity remains for knowlegeable people to expound and share their views and expertise with others and provide the opportunity for others to ask questions, then it should keep going much as it is. As someone said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Meaty topics will occur, just can't predict when.
     
    I agree with the poster who said it's a useful archive. I've looked up old posts more than once for info I'd forgotten but knew it was here somewhere.
     
    Put the 'donate' button back by all means.
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    neil got a reaction from batty in Wsra   
    Slug33ukuk,
     
    Absolutely no reason other than I've never been asked to create it (as Batty suggested)
     
    Done now under Governing Bodies
    http://forum.stirton.com/index.php/forum/64-wsra/
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    neil got a reaction from batty in Wsra   
    Slug33ukuk,
     
    Absolutely no reason other than I've never been asked to create it (as Batty suggested)
     
    Done now under Governing Bodies
    http://forum.stirton.com/index.php/forum/64-wsra/
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    neil got a reaction from Jmphillips in Please Read!   
    Another point has been brought to my attention:
     
    ALL listings should mention acceptable forms of payment that the seller is willing to use.
     
    Thanks
    Neil
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    neil got a reaction from Akif Manzar in Please Read!   
    Terms and conditions:
     
    1) The For Sale forum is intended for non-commercial posts.
     
    2) Occasional (once per 3 months) commercial posts, from active
    members, will be overlooked but I stress the active part.
    These posts must also be kept to a bare minimum - get your point/goods
    across as succinctly as possible please.
     
    3) Anything that does not adhere to the above or anything I, or one of the
    moderators, deem unreasonable will be removed without notice :!:
     
    Sorry for the stern tone of this post - just trying to keep the forum on
    track and what it is intended it for - airing shooter's personal views and
    opinions :roll:
     
    Happy selling
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    neil got a reaction from RobStubbs in Add Event Date Problem In Calendar   
    Fixed ... finally
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    neil got a reaction from RobStubbs in Upgrading The Forum   
    In the process of moving a large number of our clients over to a new server with more power, more RAM and more storage space
     
    There may be a little outage on the forum, so bear with us.
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    neil got a reaction from jonty in Retirement Sale   
    Personally, I do not have time AND virtually no-one tells us when they've sold something
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    neil got a reaction from jonty in Retirement Sale   
    Personally, I do not have time AND virtually no-one tells us when they've sold something
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    neil got a reaction from jonty in Retirement Sale   
    Personally, I do not have time AND virtually no-one tells us when they've sold something
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    neil reacted to Ark Fitz in Left Handed Ge600 Stock   
    Well sorry to tell you guys but my mate has now sold his GE600 and its gone over to the Green isles!!!!!Mind you I have had a bit of luck in picking up a very nice Jim Newby stock at Bisley this year so not all bad news!!! Slainte Mark
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    neil reacted to Squishy in Wanted - Anschutz Trigger Unit/bolt Parts   
    Looking for a 19 series action - barrel not essential (definitely no stock - not even a GE600 ). Would consider a later 18 series with the newer type trigger.
    ************************************************************************************************************************************************************
     
    The above is sorted, though now looking for an anschutz trigger unit
     
    Any condition - would be interested,
     
    Many thanks
     
    S
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    neil got a reaction from Jamiehodgson in Full Kit For Sale   
    You might be easier in the long run listing it here than emailing everyone but your choice
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    neil got a reaction from RobStubbs in Replying To Private Message Emails   
    Click on "Use Full Editor" and simply attach ...
     

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    neil got a reaction from Akif Manzar in Please Read!   
    Terms and conditions:
     
    1) The For Sale forum is intended for non-commercial posts.
     
    2) Occasional (once per 3 months) commercial posts, from active
    members, will be overlooked but I stress the active part.
    These posts must also be kept to a bare minimum - get your point/goods
    across as succinctly as possible please.
     
    3) Anything that does not adhere to the above or anything I, or one of the
    moderators, deem unreasonable will be removed without notice :!:
     
    Sorry for the stern tone of this post - just trying to keep the forum on
    track and what it is intended it for - airing shooter's personal views and
    opinions :roll:
     
    Happy selling
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